Algerian Green Bean and Lamb Tagine

“Since trying Chia's Vegetable Tagine we discovered just how yummy North African food is! This recipe is from the "The Great Book of Couscous". I have adapted it slightly as I do not like the taste of raw/undercooked tomatoes, but I have also included the original directions. Simple, tasty and hearty- great served over, surprisingly enough, couscous. Enjoy!”
1hr 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or soup pot.
  2. Add the lamb, onion and garlic and sauté until lamb is browned.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, 1 tsp cumin, cayenne and saffron or turmeric and sauté a minute more.
  4. The original recipe calls for the sliced tomatoes to be added with the second onion/parsley/cumin; if you would rather do it this way, do not add them in the following step.
  5. Add water and tomatoes (if using here) and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  7. Add the green beans and simmer for about 10 minutes more, until almost tender.
  8. Add the sliced onion, tomatoes (if using here), parsley and remaining 1 tsp cumin.
  9. Simmer for about 10 minutes more.
  10. Serve hot over couscous.

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